By Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers
Drawing at the most modern, groundbreaking archaeological examine, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the heritage of historic Palestine during this richly illustrated and expertly built-in book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the nice within the fourth century BCE till the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine within the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological facts with historic literary resources (including the Bible) to provide a sustained evaluation of the tumultuous highbrow and spiritual adjustments that impacted international historical past through the Greco-Roman period.
The authors exhibit how the transformation of the traditional close to East below the impact of the Greeks after which the Romans resulted in foundational alterations in either the cloth and highbrow worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by way of the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the 2 disastrous Jewish revolts opposed to Rome, and its complete incorporation into the Roman Empire offer a heritage for the emergence of Christianity. The authors discover within the archaeological list how Judaism and Christianity have been almost undistinguishable for hundreds of years, till the increase of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine.
The simply book-length evaluation on hand that makes a speciality of the archaeology of Palestine during this interval, this finished and powerfully illuminating paintings sheds new mild at the lands of the Bible.
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